The State Board of Education has awarded its Momentum Award to the North Canton City School District and seven Stark County schools.
Seven Stark County schools and the North Canton City School District have been recognized by the state for exceeding expectations in student growth.
The State Board of Education has awarded its Momentum Award to Cedar Elementary in the Canton City School District, East Canton Middle School in the Osnaburg Local School District, Glenwood Intermediate in the Plain Local School District, Lake Elementary in the Lake Local School District, Orchard Hill Intermediate School in the North Canton City School District and Northwest Middle School and W.S. Stinson Elementary, which are both located in the Northwest Local School District.
North Canton also received the Momentum Award at the district level for the first time.
Statewide, 64 districts and 214 schools received the Momentum Award, which recognizes schools and districts that receive straight A's on all value-added measures on their state report card. An 'A' on the progress measure means that students made significantly more than expected growth in a school year.
To be eligible, the school or district also must have enough students in at least two value-added subgroups, which include gifted students, students with disabilities and students whose academic performance is in the lowest 20 percent of students statewide.